easy chocolate cherry soda cupcakes

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you are only two ingredients away from these easy chocolate cherry soda cupcakes

chocolate cherry soda cupcakes

summer vacation makes me feel like a kid again

popsicles and s’mores

days spent swimming or running through sprinklers

and all the cherries and watermelon you can eat

movies on the deck, staying up way too late

and maybe a few extra sweets or more than a few

these cherry chocolate soda cupcakes are perfect for late-night movie watching under the stars, and could not be any easier, making them a great kid-made treat, and I just love when my kids get excited to be in the kitchen with me

just two ingredients – chocolate cake mix and Dr Pepper Cherry® soda

I don’t drink or buy soda often, but in the summer we splurge a bit, and Dr Pepper® has always been a family favorite. This summer I bought both limited edition flavors  Dr. Pepper Cherry® and Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float® (you can find them at Safeway and Albertsons stores)

chocolate and cherry are a delicious combination, and trust me kids have a blast making cake with soda, it really doesn’t get much more fun

the cupcakes are SO good on their own or with a dusting of powdered sugar, but we added chocolate frosting and cherries

   pit spitting contest anyone?

chocolate cherry cupcakes

easy chocolate cherry cupcakes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 12 ounces of Dr Pepper Cherry


  • pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  • blend cake mix with the soda
  • pour into cupcake liners, being careful not to over-fill (should be no more than 2/3 full)
  • bake 14 - 18 minutes
  • allow to cool completely before frosting

summer is about having fun and spending more time with my family and friends, so I used canned frosting, but feel free to make your own (this is the buttercream frosting I use)


chocolate-cherry soda cupakes


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